Apple offers giveaway repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 inclination with distended batteries, energy issues

Apple this week instituted a new use module that grants free, out of guaranty repairs to Apple Watch Series 2 owners whose device suffers from a distended battery or refuses to spin on.


Apple Watch Series 2 with stretched battery. | Source: Reddit

Apple stores and Authorized Repair Providers were sensitive of a process change in a note distributed by a company’s inner GSX portal on Friday, reports MacRumors.

According to a document, “some” Apple Watch Series 2 models will not energy on or vaunt distended batteries “under certain conditions.” An accurate outline of smallest mandate for eligibility was not included, though Apple is charity giveaway repairs to those inclination found to tumble underneath a criteria after a earthy examination.

The module is singular to 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 variants, suggesting a same battery issues are not as prevalent on 38mm models. Repairs are accessible to owners for a duration of adult to 3 years after purchase, even if a device is not lonesome by Apple’s appendage warranty.

Notification of a new correct process was sent to use providers in a United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, suggesting a beginning is a worldwide effort.

Apple has not released an central matter on a matter, nor is a module listed on a company’s Exchange and Repair Extension Programs webpage.

AppleInsider has reached out to Apple for comment.

Apple Watch users have for years complained of expanded, or swollen, batteries opposite mixed device generations. Like many lithium-ion battery packs, a pouches used to energy Apple Watch are receptive to flourishing and expanding when punctured, overcharged, overheated or differently damaged. While not a widespread issue, battery flourishing can means energy interruptions, operational issues or, in some cases, dislodged displays.

Over a past few months, owners of Series 2 inclination relayed information about identical problems around Apple’s Support Communities 1, 2, Reddit (1,
2) and other online forums. Public reports also endorse issues in that a device refuses to power on.

The new correct module mirrors a guaranty refurbish for first-generation Apple Watch models implemented final year. At a time, Apple extended the customary one-year singular coverage by dual years to comment for inclination pang from distended batteries.

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